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Two Handy Methods of How to Put a YouTube Video in PowerPoint

Author by Rocabella

May 4, 2018

Usually, a video shows much more content than text and pictures. Therefore, to make your presentation more lively and appealing, it is wise to add video to PPT. However, some people do not know how to put a YouTube video in PowerPoint. Follow this article to find the 2 simplest and most effective methods of how to add YouTube Video to PowerPoint.

Engage Your Presentation by Embedding YouTube Video in PowerPoint

Presentation may be a little dull if you just add a form or picture in your PowerPoint. A simple way to make your presentation more attractive and give yourself a quick break, is to embed YouTube in PowerPoint.

Put YouTube video in PowerPoint can be a challenge for some people, but in this article, we’ve put together a simple guide with everything you need to know about how to put a YouTube video in PowerPoint easily. Now, let’s go for the 2 simple ways to insert YouTube video into PowerPoint.

For the people who are in trouble on playing video in PowerPoint, here is a simple and effective solution.

Method 1: Insert YouTube video into PowerPoint with an "Embed" Code

Import YouTube Video into PowerPointImport YouTube Video into PowerPoint

Step 1: How to put a YouTube video in PowerPoint? Firstly, go to YouTube and find the video that you want to insert.

Step 2: Click “Share” button below the video frame and then click “Embed”.

Step 3: Select the embed code and click “Copy”.

How to Put YouTube Video on PowerPointHow to Put YouTube Video on PowerPoint

Step 4: Open your PowerPoint and click the slide that you want to add a video to.

Step 5: Click “Video > Online Video” on the “Insert” menu.

Step 6: Paste the embed code to the “From a Video Embed Code” and click the arrow.

Step 7: A video rectangle is placed on your slide and you can move and resize it as you like. To preview the video on the slide, right-click the video rectangle, select “Preview”, and then click the Play button on the video.

Also see: How to Embed Video in PDF | Convert PPT to Video in Office 2007 | How to Send a Video through Email

If a message box pop up "Sorry, we couldn't load the video because your browser version is not supported. Click here for a list of supported browser versions” after you click on Preview button. Then it means that it will not be possible to upload the video from YouTube without having Internet Explorer 9 (or above) as default as the new Office uses Internet Explorer settings and services to connect to the internet.

Method 2: How to Add YouTube Video to PowerPoint with YouTube Video Name

How to Embed a YouTube Video in PowerPointHow to Embed a YouTube Video in PowerPoint

Step 1: How to put a YouTube video in PowerPoint? First of all, open your PowerPoint and click the slide that you want to add a video to.

Step 2: Click “Video > Online Video” on the “Insert” menu.

Step 3: In the Search YouTube box, type the name of the video that you want to insert, and press Enter.

Step 4: Choose one video from the search results, and click Insert to embed YouTube video in PowerPoint.

Step 5: Similar to method 1, once the video rectangle is on your slide, select it, right-click it and choose Preview. Finally, click the Play button to play the video.

Because the video is on a web site, rather than in your local file, you must be connected to the internet in order to play video successfully.

These are the two methods of how to put a YouTube video in PowerPoint, do you get them? In fact, the actual operation is much simpler than your imagination. I hope this article will help people who have such confusion. And, you are free to share this article!

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